Rally fans can follow the actions from one of the most popular races next weekend when Portugal will host the drivers. Following three rounds Sebastien Ogier leads the overall standings. The seven-time champion is in the top favorites again in the 2021 WRC Portugal winner odds. Just like the defending race winner Ott Tanak and his teammate, Thierry Neuville.
This will be the 54th edition of the Rally of Portugal which was already included in the first WRC season in 1973. It will host the 2021 World Rally Championship next weekend, between 20th and 23rd of May, following the cancellation of last year’s event. The race was voted five times as The Best Rally in the World, so surely everyone is really looking forward to it. Finnish Markku Alen and Sebastien Ogier have the most wins here. After both of them finished first on five occasions. Ott Tanak and Martin Jarveoja are the defending winners from 2019 which make them favorites as well. Just as the current leader of the driver’s standings, Ogier who already has two wins in the season. This year’s route will run in the Porto District over 337km with 20 stages. Let’s see the chances of all top drivers.
2021 WRC Portugal winner odds favor Ogier and Tanak
Sebastien Ogier has got fantastic results from the Portugal Rally. After winning it five times and finishing three more times on the podium. Now the seven-time WRC champion is the biggest favorite of online sportsbooks in Portugal. They offer the odds of 3.24 for his record sixth victory. Ogier has started this season brilliantly as he won the first and third races in Monte Carlo and Croatia. Even though he only finished 20th in the Arctic Rally in Finland, he still leads the overall standing 8 points ahead of Thierry Neuville.
Neuville’s teammate, Ott Tanak is the defending race winner and the other big favorite. The Estonian is currently in 4th place in the overall standings after he had to retire from the first race. Then he won the Arctic Rally in Finland and finished fourth in Croatia last month. The 2019 WRC champion has extended his contract with Hyundai in a new multi-year deal last week which can give him some extra boost. His odds to win again is also 3.24 in the 2021 WRC Portugal winner odds.
Can Neuville, Evans or someone else win?
Thierry Neuville finished third in all three races of the season so far, but is hoping for a better result now. He has won here once before, in 2018 and finished twice as a runner-up. The Belgian driver is still chasing his first championship title after finishing five times in second place. 2021 might be his year but he needs to start winning races in order to beat Ogier. Just like he did last weekend in Sicily where he won the historic Targa Florio Rally. Neuville’s odds to win next weekend is 4.00 by online gambling sites in Portugal.
British Elfyn Evans is only two points behind the Belgian in third place after two runner-up and a fifth-place finish. The Toyota driver finished second in the 2020 championship which was the best result of his career. Evans also got a second-place finish from the 2018 Portugal Rally. While he struggled with technical problems in his last appearance in 2019. When the Finnish youngster, Kalle Rovanpera made his debut appearance at the age of only 18, finishing 6th at the end. He is in fifth place in the championship at the moment after a 4th and a brilliant 2nd-place finish on home soil. Now his odds to win his first race is 12.50 on 22Bet.